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Apr 9, 2010 8:30am EDT
of virginia, someone who ran as a pragmatist, someone who is leaving behind his hard conservative origin, he just issued a proclamation for confederate history month. he was actually trying to avoid controversy, and it was not written in the inflammatory way george allen did a decade ago, but running through the proclamation, it completely take for granted that all of virginia in1861 was white. all of virginia was for secession, and all of virginia was fighting for a self-ruled. that is not true. a third of virginia was black. much of virginia was loyal to the union, and they were fighting to on other people. if you have someone for whom that history was more than they had read in the book, we would be having a firestorm with the republican party had immolated its own hopes of building a bigger base. bob macdonald should have had a big carrier in politics. he has done himself a lot of harm, not out of malice, but out of blindness, and that is why someone like michael steele is really necessary, not as a racial thing. if you are the democratic party and everyone in leadership is a school teac
Apr 25, 2010 8:30am EDT
muslim home-school families in northern virginia. >> reporter: in the heart of mainstream america, a cub scout derby where each of the home- designed cars is carefully weighed and measured before roaring off at breakneck speed. here, enterprise, ingenuity and patience are justly rewarded. >> my favorite part was when i got in first. >> reporter: it's a mainstream event passionately embraced not only by the jaka brothers but also by nine-year-old bilal khan, whose education and upbringing is anything but mainstream. in his loudoun county, virginia, home, bilal is being taught math by his mother zakia. >> so five is closer to seven, or ten is closer to seven? >> reporter: in another home nearby, priscilla martinez is teaching her six children, ages two to 12, about condensation. >> we're going to learn about clouds, evaporation, condensation and precipitation. >> reporter: they are part of a growing movement-- no one knows the exact number-- of muslims who home-school their children because they want them to get a more holistic education than a public school can provide. >> what we are try
Apr 1, 2010 11:00pm EDT
when they take on the west virginia mountaineers at the final four in indianapolis. on wednesday we went to durham, north carolina to the campus to talk to coach k before he departed for indianapolis. here is that conversation. 11 final fours. six finals. won three. haven't been back in a few years. characterize the moment here. >> i'm trying to go from euphoric over sunday night to realistic like "weave got to win a game on saturday night," and that's difficult, because this was as good a final four to get into -- a regional final win as i have experienced since the first one in 1986, because i really love my guys, and i was so happy to see jon scheyer and lance thomas and brian zoubek fulfilled -- you know, go to the promised land, which is the final four, and it was kind of like -- because i am a father, i have seven grandkids, it's like seeing your son or daughter or grandkid do something grashths and it was that type of thing, but i love my team, and i am anxious to compete this weekend. >> charlie: "love my team" means what? >> there is not a second that i'm with them that i w
Apr 9, 2010 7:00am EDT
in west virginia where four are missing after a huge search operation. 25 people were killed in the blast and the coal mine, which was the worst mining disasters in the u.s. for more than 25 years. if the rescue has been abandoned several times because lethal gases in the tunnels. a the governing party in sri lanka say it won the first parliamentary elections. it is expected to get a clear majority but to fall short of the two-thirds needed to amend the constitution. the first parliamentary elections in sri lanka since the end of the civil war last year the opposition candidate to lead the offensive against the tamil tigers protest that the elections from jail where he is facing court-martial. >> the general, who became like a cause celebre by standing against the president in january, his party is a very poor third at the moment. he of course is languishing in captivity in the naval headquarters. the results so far is that he has no seats at all. >> the debt crisis in greece has deepened it with a borrowing costs soaring to a new high. the yield on the 10-year government bonds, the rate
Apr 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
rex hello, i am a host of white house chronicles. we have the tragedy at the mine in west virginia which reminds me of my father and the best piece of advice he ever gave me and the only time i ever actually took his advice. i dropped out of high school and went into journalism and was doing okay until it faded and i needed work. i was in what is now zambia and i was offered a job in the mines. it was enormous money at the time because there was a thing called the copper bonus. it was way out of control because of the buildup of defense in the united states and a huge boost of copper. i wrote to my father was not a learned man but could express himself nonetheless with some vigor and said," you don't have to worry about money anymore because i got a job in the copper lines." he wrote me an extraordinary letter with spelling mistakes and said," son, i never really told you to do anything. her mother was upset when you dropped of school but please, do not go down a mine. they are awful places. i have had to work up in the much of my life and i know this. it was a mechanic and did mai
Apr 13, 2010 7:00am EDT
for the government, effectively forcing them to russell parachutes. >> the bodies of all 20 west virginia coal miners that died in a coal mine collapse last week have been recovered. recovery teams entered after the tunnels were ventilated from volatile gases. >> thousands of poles have been lining the streets of warsaw as the country's first lady was brought back home. her coffin was carried to the presidential palace, where she will live in south -- where she will lie in state next to her husband. our correspondent, duncan kennedy, joins us from warsaw. >> thank you, george. an extraordinarily moving moment this morning. pretty much the entire route was lined with mourners. she was beloved here, the first lady of poland. many people came out to pay their respects and are expected to do so this afternoon when both her body and that of the president go to live at the presidential palace behind me. i am joined by one of the key commentators here in poland. we can see over your shoulder the presidential palace where the body has just been brought brought back. how do the people of poland regard the fir
Apr 8, 2010 11:00pm EDT
to be a threat against speaker pelosi. steve cohen of memphis, congressman cantor of virginia. there is an extraordinary amount of anger and it's beyond anxiety. it's a kind of blind anger. and you know this is where analogies get very complicated but remember what happened on you know stevenson was spit on in dallas. lady bird johnson was jostled. there have been many moments of furry and anger in the country but this feels a little rawer and a little rougher and therefore all the more-- all the more dangerous. and it is not that we've never had conflict. it's not that there is not a legitimate case against the health-care bill. this isn't about that. this is about people who in greater numbers than historians usually can summon right now are actually threatening lawmakers for votes that they made in the congress on a bill that john dingel who has been in the house since 1955 said is to the right of where nixon was. >> right. >> i mean it's still hard for me to understand that it's only about health care it didn't be. i mean what could be so devastating to people about trying
Apr 18, 2010 8:30am EDT
at a law school in virginia, students brainstormed over whether their faith required them to adhere to a higher ethical standard than the profession itself requires. >> in addition to being lawyers, we're christians. and we have standards as christians we want to live up to. >> reporter: the signature activities of c.l.s. chapters are weekly bible studies, which, in addition to discussion of the text, usually include prayer and other forms of worship. would a student chapter of, say, b'nai br'th, a jewish anti- defamation league, have to admit muslims? >> the short answer is yes. >> reporter: a black student organization would have to admit white supremacists? >> it would. >> reporter: even if it means a black student organization is going to have to admit members of the ku klux klan? >> yes. >> reporter: you can see where that might cause some consternation? >> well, there's a spanish saying to the effect that "the thinnest of tortillas still has two sides," and the other side of that is that with any other regime, we would be forced, using public money, to subsidize the discrimina
Apr 13, 2010 11:00pm EDT
from virginia and president clinton's lawyer bob bennett. they had a deal. they had an agreement to settle it for the full amount that paula jones had asked for, $ $700,000. and paula jones, they took on this deal. they thought it was done and president clinton authorized it. paula jones by that time was being handled by susan carpenter mcmillan and she and paula's husband steve jones were still pushing her so she refused to settle for the full amount asked for in the complaint and one of the documents i found that was just startling and really provided an insight was a letter from paula jones' lawyers to her begging her to take this settlement and saying that at most they thought she could recover $50,000 if she won anything at all if they went to trial. so they knew there were big problems with this case. they knew she needed to settle and when she didn't, they withdrew and stopped representing her. >> rose: do you have an opinion as to what paula jones... what happened to her? >> you mean in the excelsior hotel? >> rose: right. >> this is the best that i can say. i'm sure that
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